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How do you tell if a red ear slider is going to attack another turtle?


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Answered 2007-11-21 21:42:01

Watch your red eared slider while they are feeding. Notice the way that their eyes focus on their food to the point where they are nearly cross-eyed? That is a signal when they are about to bite something. So when their eyes focus, that is when they are about to 'attack'.

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